16th September: Simmering differences between Franz Welser-Möst and Dominique Meyer, BBC Singers celebrate 90 and electric guitar overtakes violin

Tuesday 16th September 2014

Classical Music Magazine

Welser-Möst’s Vienna exit seemed inevitable after artistic disagreements

Simmering differences between Franz Welser-Möst and Dominique Meyer over the artistic direction of the Vienna State Opera led last week to what those who know the scene say was inevitable ‒ the resignation of Welser-Möst as musical director.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Singers celebrate 90

The choir will celebrate with a Radio 3 takeover and two special concerts

The Strad

Electric guitar overtakes violin on list of students’ most popular musical instruments

A comprehensive study undertaken by the UK’s ABRSM finds shifting trends from traditional to pop instruments


FLAC, A New Composers Association For Luxembourg

Despite the fact that Luxembourg is a member of the International Society for Contemporary Music, it looks like there was a lack of organization on a national as well as international /European level.


“Blicken wir nach vorn!”

Interview Pierre-Laurent Aimard


Vertrag mit Kurt Weill Fest Intendant Prof. Kaufmann bis 2018 verlängert

Das Kurt Weill Fest Dessau blickt auf vier äußerst erfolgreiche Festivals unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Prof. Michael Kaufmann zurück.

The New York Times

Last Night of the London Proms: A Sonic Potpourri

Any critic interested in self-preservation needs to take a deep breath and think several times before venturing an opinion on the froth-filled, flag-waving, fancy-dress party that is Last Night of the London Proms.

Seattle Times

Benaroya donates $10M as symphony hears sound of giving

At its annual gala, the Seattle Symphony raises $600,000, plus Rebecca Benaroya donates $10 million. And for her cancer charity, Fab*U*Wish, E! Network star Giuliana Rancic doles out makeovers at Westfield Southcenter.

El Mundo

Jonas Kaufmann canta para ELMUNDO.es

El tenor alemán, considerado el mejor del mundo, estrena en exclusiva su disco ‘You mean the world to me’, con canciones de la Alemania cabaretera de los años 20 y 30


Jessica Duchen ‏@jessicaduchen: Powerful column by @queenchristina_ about children’s passion for music, when they have the chance to encounter it… bit.ly/1De0GWf

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Warner Classics ‏@WarnerClassics: Next week the wonderful @CostelloTenor opens the @RosenblattOpera season @wigmore_hall http://www.rosenblattrecitalseries.co.uk 

StreetwiseOpera @StreetwiseOpera: Interest is building in @LizWattsSoprano‘s @bbcproms dress. Grab a piece of Proms history http://ebay.eu/1sKFJNV 

Singers625_0The BBC Singers, photo: BBC Music Magazine